A Case Report : A Live Intracameral Angiostrongyliasis with Anterior Uveitis

  • รัตนาภรณ์ โรจนทัพพะ โรงพยาบาลอรัญประเทศ
Keywords: Angiostrongylus spp., ocular angiostrongyliasis, intracameral

Abstract

Angiostrongylus spp. is a filiform nematode which is the causative organism in ocular angiostrongyliasis. It
commonly affects various parts of the eye such as anterior chamber, vitreous cavity, subretina and optic
nerve. We report the case of a 38-year-old Thai man presenting with eye irritation and photophobia on his
right eye. The examination shows a live intracameral nematode with anterior uveitis. We performed surgical
removal immediately. Finally the nematode was identified as Angiostrongylus spp. by a parasitologist.

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2021-05-15
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